Adding zoomable areas to e-learning courses is a great way to highlight important content and a useful way to make small text or details more visible for learners. Whether you’re sharing a map of an area, a graphic with important details, or a document with small text, you’ll want to consider letting learners zoom in on the content so they can take a closer, and clearer, look at the information you’re sharing.

There are countless ways you can use zoom regions in e-learning. For inspiration, check out these community examples:

  • Have a peek at how a zoom effect lets you hone in on different parts of a map in this World Map Example by Joanne Chen.
  • Check out this interactive Analysis of Las Meninas, a famous fifteenth-century painting by Diego Velázquez. This example, created by Jodi Sansone, includes sound effects and historical facts
  • Try this Human Body example by Andrzej Jabłoński, which allows you to view different parts of the human anatomy.
  • Learn about Safari Animals in this example by Shannon Fineran that uses interactive markers to give you a closer look at each animal and associated facts.

Want to create your own project with zoom features? Creating zoomable areas is super easy in Storyline 360 using “Zoom Regions,” which you can check out in this helpful tutorial. Also, you can learn about three creative ways to use zoom regions in your courses in this article

Want to try your hand at creating zoom regions, but don’t have Articulate 360? Start a free 60-day trial and give it a go. And be sure to share your examples in E-Learning Heroes so folks can get inspired by your ideas. If you have any questions, please share them in the comments.

 

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